Charlotte Caffey

Bass guitar, Guitarist

1953 –

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Who is Charlotte Caffey?

Charlotte Irene Caffey is an American rock and roll guitarist and songwriter, best known for her work in the Go-Go's in the 1980s, including writing "We Got the Beat."

Caffey began her musical career as a bass guitar player in the early Los Angeles punk band The Eyes before joining the Go-Go's in 1978 and switching to guitar. She remained friends with fellow band member Belinda Carlisle. From 1988 till 1992, she led her own band, The Graces, with Meredith Brooks and Gia Ciambotti, who released a 1989 album, Perfect View. Caffey also co-wrote the theme song to the television series, Clueless, with Anna Waronker, and played piano on the album version of "Foolish Games," by Jewel, as well as co-writing the No. 1 U.S. country hit "But for the Grace of God" with Keith Urban.

Caffey wrote the book, music, and lyrics for Lovelace: A Rock Musical with Anna Waronker. The rock musical debuted at the Hayworth Theatre in Los Angeles in 2008. A new production of Lovelace: A Rock Musical made its United Kingdom debut at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August 2010.

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Born
Oct 21, 1953
United States of America
Also known as
  • Charlotte Irene Caffey
  • Caffey, Charlotte
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  • United States of America
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on July 23, 2013

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